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Eph. i. 20, 21. Phil. ii. 9. and yet he needs no Viceroy, for he is every where, Matt. xxviii. 20. and therefore no Vicar-Ge

neral. 2. The Nature of this Kingdom as it resem

bles these on Earth. He hath, 1. His Throne in Heaven, there he keeps his

Court, Heb. viii. 1. c. xii. 2.
2. His Courtiers and immediate Attendants are

Holy Angels and Saints, Rev. vii. 11.
Ž. His Ministers of State are likewise the Holy

Angels, Heb. i. 14.
4 His Secretaries are the Prophets and Apostles,

2 Pet. i. 21. 5. Yet he gives Audience every where, Matt.

xviij. 20. therefore we ought not to go to his

Courtiers. 6. The Law he governs his Subjects by, is his

written Word, Fac. ii. 8, 12. 1. The Common Law is the Old Teftament,

Rom. iii. 19. 2. The Chancery, or, Court of Equity, is the

New, Rom. iii. 20, 21, 23. 7. The Great Seals he useth to confirm his

Grants, is the Sacraments, Rom. iv. II. 8. His Enemies are maný, but he conquers

them all, Heb. X. 12, 13. Fofh. X. 24. He soon conquered all those that opposed him

in the Propagation of the Gospel, Matt.fxvi.

But his great Enemies are Three great

powerful Princes.
Satan, John xii. 31. Eph. ii. 2. c. Vi. 12.
Sin, Rom. V. 21. Rom. vi. 12.
Death, Rom. V. 17, 14.

1. He


1. He conquers the Devil, Heb. ii. 14. 1 John

iii. 8. 2 Tim. ii. 26. 2. Sin, Rom. vi. 14. A&ts v. 31. Phil. iv. 13. 3. Death is also conquered by him, Hos. xiii. 14.

I Cor. XV. 54, 55, 56. 9. He hath his Ambassadors allo, 2 Cor. V. 20.

US .. In his Name therefore I beseech you, 1. To Honour and Reverence him as exalted

above all other Monarchs in the World,

Fobn V. 23. Phil. ii. 9, 10. 2. Submit unto him, and obey his Laws,

Psal. ii. 9. Luke xix. 27. 3. Trust to him for his Pardon, Ats v. 31. and Protection of

you, and his bringing you to himself in Heaven, Revel. iii. 21. Reve vii. 12.

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MATT. XXV. 31.
When the Son of Man Shall come in

his Glory.

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I. HRIST shall come again from Heaven

to Earth.
He is now in Heaven, and will be to the End
of the World, Atts iii. 21.

But that he will one Day come from thence
again, is attested,
1. By the Apostles, i Thes. iv. 16. 2 Thel. i. 7.

Heb. ix. 28.
2. By the Holy Angels, Aets i. 10, 11.
3. By Christ himself, John xiv. 2, 3. Matt. xxvi:

64. C. XXV. 31.
II. His Coming shall be with great Glory.
The Archangels shall be his Heralds, i Thel-

Sal. iv. 16.
All the Holy Angels Thall attend him, Matt.
XXV. 31. 2 Thessal. i. 7. Mark viii. 38.

This was along ago foretold by Enoch, Judgi
xiv. 15. Dan. vii. 13, 14.

So he is often said to come in the Clouds,
Matt. xxvi. 64. Rev. i. 7.

The Clouds of Heaven, they are the Angels
of the Hoft of Heaven. R. Gaon.

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III. Being thus come with his Angels, he shall
fit upon a Throne, that is, a Judgment Seat,
Matt. xix. 28.

To open this,
1. There will be a Judgment.
1. Private, Heb. ix. 27. Eccl. xii. 4.

X370 Dps Targ. Luke xvi. 22, 23.
2. General. Of which,
1. That there is such a Judgment to come, apa

1: Froin the Testimony of Conscience, Aets

xxiv. 25. Rom. ii. 15.
2. From the Justice of God, Gen. xviii: 25.
3. From the Visions of it, Dan.vii. 10. Rev.XX. 12
3. From his express Assertion of it, Etcl. xii. 14.

Romi ii. 5. Eccl. xi. 9, 10.
2. Who will then be Judge ? CHRIST. Joh.ů.

22,27. Rom. xiv. 10. 2 Cor. V. 10. Afts xvii.31.
č. X. 42.
1. Because it is but Reason, that he that was

judged of Men, fhould afterwards judge
them, Matt. xxvi. 64. Phil

. ii. 9, 10, 11.
2. That so we may fee our Judge, John V. 27.

Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
g. Who fhall then be judged? All Nations and

People whatsoever, Matt: XXV. 32. 2 Cor. V. 10:
ì. All that are Dead shall be raised again to

Life, 1 Cor. xv. 52. Rev. xx. 12, 13,
2. Thofe that are then alive shall be fum-
toned coo, 1 Cor: XV. Fl. 1 Thess. iv. 17:
IV. What Law will he Judge by ? The Lave
of God, Jac. ii. 12. and by the Law of Nature,

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Rom. ii. 14.

By which he will Judge,
3. The Thoughts, i Cor. iv. s. 2 Pet. ii t:

a. The

2. The Words, Matt. xii. 36. 3. The Actions of every Man, 2 Cor. V. 10.

Eccles. xii. 14. To this End, the Books shall be opened, Revel.

XX. 12 1. The Book of God's Word. 2. Of his Omniscience, Mal. iii. 16. 3. Of Men's Consciences, Jer. xvii. 1. V. What will be the issue of this Judgment?

Absolution to the Just.
Condemnation to the Wicked.


1. Make a Virtue of that now,which then you

will be forced to do, even honour and re

vere him, John.v. 22, 23. 2. Get him to be your Friend beforehand. 3. Live as you will then wish you had done,

2 Pet. iii. 10, 11. Jac. ii. 12. Matt. XXV. 44. Luke xxi. 34.


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